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Forum Post: http://www.wgbh.org/programs/Independent-Lens-5/episodes/Park-Avenue-Money-Power--the-American-Dream-42129

Posted 7 years ago on Nov. 13, 2012, 7:25 p.m. EST by elf3 (4161)
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Love public tv !

740 Park Ave - good documentary must watch!


Scarier for me than the Denizens, are their protectors - for it is they who truly allow this madness to flourish



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[-] 1 points by elf3 (4161) 7 years ago

I drove through the Bronx once by accident looks like a bomb went off or a Zombie invasion - the most scary place I've ever seen I can't believe people live this way in America. So horrific..

I walked down Park Avenue too a time or two and felt how little power I seemed to have against it.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23285) 7 years ago

There is a lot of soul in the Bronx.

[-] 1 points by elf3 (4161) 7 years ago

lost souls ... in America what a shame - we have all the makings of a third world nation; all the corruption, the caste system, the loss of jobs and ability to be self reliant. Can't farm, can't hunt, must buy from monopolies, must live on the land owned by the one percent landlords. The bronx is a step away from seeing people eat out of garbage piles if it can happen anywhere in American it can happen everywhere - we will all be next - we've seen these conditions arise in other countries for the same reasons, the people on top as demonstrated by the studies in the film - begin to feel entitled to it lose empathy and so it begins...

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23285) 7 years ago

I wouldn't say they are lost souls because as I see it poor people are the toughest and most resilient people we have in this country. They overcome things on a daily basis that the entitled rich could never.

The gap in income distribution is the shameful result of policies over the past 30/40 years that failed to regulate the economic system to work for all people. We need an absolute overhaul to the way we value labor. We need an economic system that puts people first and that is humane. People first, profits last. As a culture, we need to stop lionizing the wealthy and materialism. It has been our own downfall. And, if we don't fix things soon our civilization, as we know it, will not make it.